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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Psaltery

PSAL'TERY, noun [Gr.] An instrument of music used by the Hebrews, the form of which is not now known. That which is now used is a flat instrument in form of a trapezium or triangle truncated at the top, strung with thirteen chords of wire, mounted on two bridges at the sides, and struck with a plectrum or crooked stick.

Praise the Lord with harp; sing to him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Psalms 33:2.